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Kenneth Hunt

Oxford University AFC, Corinthians FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Leyton FC, Crystal Palace FC, Oxford City FC, New Crusaders FC
 
2 appearances, 0 goals
 
P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 1
75% successful

1907-14
 
disciplined:
none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Reverend Kenneth Reginald Gunnery Hunt MA
Attended Trent College and Queen's College
Born 24 February 1884 in Oxford, Oxfordshire [registered in Headington, June 1884].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Kenneth R. is the second of four children, only son, to Canadaian Robert George and Elizabeth Scott (née Gunnery). His father is a clerk in the Holy Orders. They have three servants and a governess. They live at Elm House in Kingsbury Road, in Aston.

According to the 1901 census, Kenneth is one of the three children still at home at St Mark's Vicarage, on St Mark's Road in Wolverhampton. No occupation is stated, and their parents are not on this census.

According to the 1911 census, Kenneth is an assistant schoolmaster along with his sister Ruth, and they both live at 19 Bisham Gardens in Highgate.
The 1915 London Electoral Register puts Hunt at 13 Wood Lane in Highgate.
The Reverend Hunt did appear in the GWR Shareholders list when he was executor of the will of Frederic Arthur Scott, who had died on 6 March 1925. On the date of the statement, 22 April 1925, Hunt's address was at Grindal House, Highgate in Middlesex
.
The 1933 and 1937 edition of Kelly's Directory places Hunt at 7 Bishopswood Road in Highgate.

Married to Charlotte May Shuker [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1913].
Died 28 April 1949 at his home in Edghill, Tilsmore Road, Heathfield, aged 65 years 63 days [registered in Hailsham, Sussex, June 1949]. Left £22815 14s. 9d. in his will. Duty took £2556, he bequeathed £500 to Trent College for an annual prize, £250 to Toc H., he made other bequeaths, and left the residue to his widow, Charlotte, and then to his sisters, Gladys, Hilary and Agnes, and his sister-in-law, Doris.
First part of the funeral service was on Monday, 2 May, at St Bartholomew's, Cross-in-Hand, and the internment followed at Waldron Parish Church.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 10lbs [1910].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s)






Hunt attended Trent College and made the football XI between 1900 and 1904, becoming the Captain in his final two years. He went on to earn his Blue at Queen's College, Oxford University, between 1905 and August 1908, becoming their secretary, during which time, he also had his first period guesting for the Corinthians FC club. In November 1907, he signed amateur forms with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Then, as Hunt was residing in Leyton in October 1908, he signed Southern League forms so he could assist Leyton FC, becoming their captain in December 1909 and remained with them through to at least March 1912. Hunt was also playing for Oxford City FC in 1909, and again in October 1912 until April 1914. He was back assisting Wolves signing forms to play in the Birmingham League in December 1909. In August 1912, Hunt transferred his allegiances to Crystal Palace FC, albeit illegally. On 3 February 1913, the transfer of Hunt from Wolves to Palace was granted by the Football League Committee, and Wolves were fined five guineas. In December 1913, Hunt was turning out for the English Wanderers in a match at Hampden Park against The Spiders. In April 1914, he was playing for the New Crusaders FC. During the war, he guested for his old club, Crystal Palace FC. Then between 1919-21, was playing with the Corinthians again and in January 1920, back in the Wolverhampton Wanderes FC line-up, and in March 1920, Oxford City FC colours.
Club honours: FA Cup winners 1907-08; FA Amateur Cup runners-up 1912-13;
Individual honours: Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions: A blue plaque was placed at St Mark's Church, Chapel Ash, on 28 October 2004.

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became 356th players (356) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 109, 13 March 1911, England 3 Wales 0, a British Championship match at The Den, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, London, aged 27 years 17 days.
Last match No. 110, 1 April 1911, England 1 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 27 years 36 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1910-11;
Team honours British Championships winners 1910-11; Olympic Gold Stockholm 1908,
Individual honours England Amateur (sixteen caps)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Ordained in December 1909 and was a housemaster and chaplain, teaching at Highgate School from September 1908-45. He rose to the accolade of second master. He was the master of Grindal House, whose colours are still black and gold. Grindal was a house in Highgate, specifially opened to allow the extra influx of pupils, Hunt was its first housemaster. He was, from July 1946, the Amateur Football Association representative on the FA Council, as well as the president of the Cross-in-Hand FC and Pegasus FC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.141.

 

Kenneth Hunt - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
10 2 2 180 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Kenneth Hunt - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Kenneth Hunt - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1910-11 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Kenneth Hunt - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 0 full caps  
Age 23
- 90 18 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, Fulham BC HD reserve
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. & Oxford University A.F.C. - 0 full caps  
Age 24
- 95 6 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 6, Cricketer Platz, Wien tour AW withdrawn member
- 96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW
- 97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-Pesth AW
- 98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4, Stadión Letná, Praha AW
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. & Leyton F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 27
- 108 11 February 1911 - England 2 Ireland 1, Baseball Ground, Derby BC HW reserve
1 109 13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, New Cross HW Start lh
2 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool HD Start lh
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. & Oxford City F.C. - 0 full caps  
Age 29
- 116 5 April 1913 - England 1 Scotland 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham BC HW reserve
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. & Oxford City F.C. & New Crusaders F.C. - 0 full caps  
Age 30
- 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL reserve

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